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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Christa Desir  

Pen Name: C. Desir

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Desir lives outside of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Christa Desir writes under the pen name of C. Desir. She is an author of contemporary fiction for young adults, is an editor and a podcaster. She has volunteered as a rape victim activist for more than ten years, including providing direct service as an advocate in hospital Emergency Rooms. She is also a founding member of the ''Voices and Faces Project'', a nonprofit organization for rape survivors that conducts an international survivor-based testimonial writing workshop.

Published Works

    Written under the name: C. Desir
  • Fault Line, Simon Pulse, 2013
  • Bleed Like Me, Simon Pulse , 2014
  • Other Broken Things, Simon Pulse, 2016
  • Love Blind, Simon Pulse, 2016 - written with Jolene Perry
  • Four Letter Word, Simon Pulse, 2018

Selected Titles At Your Library

Fault line /
ISBN: 1442460733. OCLC Number:

Simon Pulse,. New York :. 2013.

"After his gilfriend, Ani, is assaulted at a party, Ben must figure out how he can help her to heal, if he can help her at all"--

Bleed like me /
ISBN: 1442498927. OCLC Number:

Simon Pulse,. New York :. 2014.

Two emotionally scarred teenagers enter into a passionate, dangerous romance.

Other broken things /
ISBN: 1481437402. OCLC Number:

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Forced to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, where she bonds with a much older man, seventeen-year-old Natalie, a recovering alcoholic, confronts issues in her family and life as she tries to turn her life around.

Love blind /
ISBN: 1481416936. OCLC Number:

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"Shy high schooler Kyle Jamieson forms an unusual friendship with Hailey Bosler, a girl rocker with degenerative blindness; they partner together to tackle a bucket list of greatest fears and in the process discover the painful reality of bad timing"--


Fault Line

  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015
  • Other Broken Things

  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (No)